韓国のITニュースサイト『etnews』は2015年7月14日付で、パネルの中国BOE(京東方)が、有機EL(OLED)設備の韓国大手STIに接近し技術提携を持ちかけていると報じた。報道はさらに、BOEがこれら韓国企業の買収も計画していると報じている。
BOEは内モンゴルのオルドスに有機EL工場を建設、積極的に事業を進めている。


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BOE to receive new OLED equipment from Korea makers in 2H15
China panel maker BOE's subsidiary Xinihua will reportedly receive an increase in OLED equipment from Korea-based STI in the second half of 2015, according to Korea media reoprts.
BOE has been active in persuing OLED production and is seeking out suplpy chains that cooperate with Samsung Display and LG Display.
Korea-based OLED supply chains are considering further pursuing cooperation with China vendors and supply chains to increase market opportunities, while some are weary over the ramifications such moves will have in regards to development with local makers.
Korea makers are believed to be ramping up OLED production in order to maintain a competitive edge in the market as China makers ramp up LCD production, added market observers.